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    Russian nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine K-549 Knyaz Vladimir (Prince Vladimir) is pictured before its second stage of the factory sea trials in Severodvynsk, Russia. The 557-foot long submarine has been designed to carry at least 16 Bulava nuclear ballistic missiles, which have a maximum reported range of up to 6,800 miles. She will be handed over to the Russian Navy in December 2019.

    Russian Submarine Knyaz Vladimir Test Fired Bulava Missile for First Time

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Borei-class nuclear-powered submarine Knyaz Vladimir carried out the first test-launch of the Bulava ballistic missile, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.

    “For the first time, the modern Borei-class submarine Knyaz Vladimir test-fired the sea-based Bulava ballistic missile,” the ministry said in a statement.

    The missile was fired by the submarine from the White Sea to the Kura Range, located on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia’s Far East, according to the ministry.

    Knyaz Vladimir is the fourth Borei-class submarine in the Russian Navy. Three Borei-class submarines – the Yury Dolgoruky, the Alexander Nevsky and the Vladimir Monomakh – have been already actively deployed for numerous Bulava test launches.

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